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- "A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack."—Grand Master Yoda
- Action Girl: Name a female Jedi, and by virtue of being a Jedi, she will be this.
- All There in the Script: A great deal of these Jedi are only named in the movie credits, scripts, and character guides.
- Ascended Extras: The Clone Wars takes the time to turn several background Jedi into fully fleshed out characters.
- Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: When they die, Jedi can choose to become one with the Force.
- Badass Army: Their mastery of the Force makes them the most powerful individuals in the galaxy.
- Canon Immigrant: A few Jedi, most notably Aayla Secura and Quinlan Vos, debuted in the Republic comic series before appearing in the films and The Clone Wars. This saved them from being completely wiped from continuity in the 2014 reboot.
- Children Are Innocent: The younglings Vader finds in the Jedi Council chamber during Operation Knightfall, unaware that he's come there to kill them, not rescue them.Sors Bandeam: Master Skywalker, there are too many of them. What are we going to do?
[cue Anakin's lightsaber igniting]
- Combat Clairvoyance: A stock Jedi power is the ability to sense things before they happen, giving them heightened reflexes.
- Cool Starship: The Jedi pilot their own starfighters, which suspiciously resemble Darth Vader's personalized TIE fighter.
- Cool Sword: The lightsaber, a Jedi Knight's signature weapon, which can cut through almost anything and defend against almost any attack. The most common colors are blue and green, though other colors are used (such as purple for Mace Windu).
- Death by Cameo: In Revenge of the Sith, George Lucas' son Jett plays the Jedi Padawan who gets killed fighting clone troopers in front of Bail Organa, while stunt coordinator Nick Gillard plays one of the Jedi Vader kills in the security hologram.
- Despair Event Horizon: It's revealed in Rebels that a number of Jedi gave into their fear and despair during the Clone Wars, and lost themselves to the Dark Side.
- Earned Stripes: Humans (and aliens with human-like hair) wear rat-tails as padawans. Aliens who don't have human-like hair wear an equivalent, like Ahsoka's chain on her head-jewellery as seen in The Clone Wars. When they are promoted to Jedi Knight, the rat-tail is cut off and they're free to wear their hair however they want to. Though we don't see the process in the films themselves, in The Phantom Menace Obi-Wan has the padawan haircut, which Anakin wears in the last scene. In that same scene, Obi-Wan is no longer wearing it. By Attack of the Clones, Anakin still has it. And by Revenge of the Sith, they've both grown their hair out.
- Easily Forgiven: It's more or less their main philosophy. No matter how heinous your crimes are, if you decide to switch back to the Light Side, you are allowed to.
- Four-Star Badass: The Jedi really get to demonstrate how badass they are when they're made generals of the Republic Army during the Clone Wars.
- Frontline General: The Jedi in all Clone Wars-related media, such as Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, and The Clone Wars. They are all automatically generals, and prefer to command from the frontlines. Probably because they don't fear enemy blaster fire. Pong Krell from The Clone Wars is an exception, preferring to stay in the back. But he has a good reason to do that — he's killing as many clones as possible using Hollywood Tactics before he officially betrays the Republic.
- Good Cannot Comprehend Evil: The Jedi Order suffers from this problem in the prequel trilogy, and pays dearly for it.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: Their involvement in the Clone Wars makes their claim to be peacekeepers seem hypocritical, which alienates them from the public. Palpatine uses this to his advantage when he provokes them into an assassination attempt.
- He Who Fights Monsters: As the Clone Wars goes on, the Jedi take on a greater and greater role in the Republic's military and become distanced from their role as peacemakers. Yoda in particular is very uncomfortable with the Jedi's role in the war, especially after their failures lead to Anakin Skywalker falling to the Dark Side.
- Humanoid Aliens/Rubber-Forehead Aliens: The Jedi run the gambit with alien members (but not so alien that they can't use a lightsaber), ranging from human actors with body paint such as Aayla Secura and Luminara Unduli, to more elaborate pieces with full masks like Plo Koon and Kit Fisto.
- Infant Immortality: Firmly not in effect during Order 66, and during The Clone Wars animated series.
- Jedi Mind Trick: The Trope Namer; with a wave of their hand, a Jedi can influence a weak-minded individual's thoughts and actions.
- Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: Some female Jedi (such as Shaak Ti, Luminara and Barris) keep wearing their seemingly-impractical robes while fighting. It doesn't slow them at all.
- Killed Offscreen: The films showcase only a handful of the Jedi's deaths, but considering Luke is deemed the last of the Jedi in Return of the Jedi, it's a safe bet to say that a whole lot of Jedi didn't make it, or as Rebels revealed, turned to the Dark Side due to giving into despair.
- Knight Errant: Often act as this, being the guardians of peace and justice in the galaxy.
- Laser Blade: Well, yeah, but there's more to it than you may think. The blade comes from the ignition of a kyber crystal, which are crystals that resonate with the Force and are attuned to certain users (though often, it is pretty rare for another person to be attuned to it/even find that another individual's kyber crystal is also attuned to them, usually because the Force has plans that cause things like the destruction of the crystal or something else). The crystal is initially colorless, but when a person it is attuned to finds it, it changes color. There is no indication that these colors mean anything except for black (unique to Mandalorian Jedi Tarre Vizsla), and possibly white (Ahsoka's second set of lightsabers, after she purified them from the late Sixth Brother's lightsaber), purple (Mace, an Anti-Hero/Good Is Not Nice), and yellow (the Jedi Temple Guards, who do not use their own lightsabers and instead pass these down from generation to generation). You will never find a non-darksider with red lightsabers attuned to them, because a kyber crystal will only turn red if someone it isn't attuned to ends up corrupting it (or "bleeding it") when they force it to attune to them.
- Last Stand: Obi-Wan and Yoda went for a last stand of the Jedi as a whole when they battled Darth Vader and Darth Sidious after Order 66 wiped out the Jedi. Though Vader is injured, Sidious survives unscathed and rescues his apprentice, and the Jedi are forced into exile with the Sith having won dominance of the galaxy.
- Magic Knight: Jedi use the Force to give them a number of magical powers, as well as swordfight effectively with their lightsabers.
- Martial Pacifist: Although the Jedi don't hesitate to use violence when necessary, they don't believe in the use of preemptive violence and try hard not to kill unless there is no choice.Yoda: A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack.
- Master Swordsman: Some of them, including Yoda, Mace Windu, Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan, and Qui-Gon Jinn, are stated to be the greatest lightsaber duelists in the galaxy. Considering constructing a lightsaber marks the first step from Youngling to an active Jedi, it's no wonder why the Jedi take mastering the art of lightsaber combat so seriously.
- Master-Apprentice Chain: Jedi training uses this in consecutive lines of Masters training their Padawans to Knighthood, who then take their own apprentices. The most significant ones for the saga are:
- Yoda > Dooku > Qui-Gon Jinn > Obi-Wan Kenobi > Anakin Skywalker > Ahsoka Tano
- The Five Priestesses > Qui-Gon Jinn (as a Force-being) > Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda > Luke Skywalker > The new Jedi
- Mace Windu > Depa Billaba > Caleb Dume/Kanan Jarrus > Ezra Bridger
- Military Mage: Jedi often act as de facto officers commanding squads of clone troopers, and are sometimes also deployed as special forces or elite bodyguards or escorts for VIPs. Jedi Knights who fight with the Republic Army are awarded the rank of General, and Padawans (apprentices) are automatically awarded the rank of Commander.
- Mind over Matter: The Jedi can use the Force to lift, push, and crush objects.
- Morton's Fork:
- The Order's involvement in the Clone Wars: they either participate to protect the Republic and its citizens as per their duty, risking losing their way and morals, or hold on to their morals and stay out of the war, while Dooku enslaves the galaxy — which would also go against their morals.
- This came to its head during the Season 5 finale arc, where they were forced to choose between defending Ahsoka as one of their own or give her up to the Republic courts to maintain their standing with the Senate. They opted for the latter, though not without some internal dissent.
- The plot of Dark Disciple is kicked off by the Jedi facing a morally grey decision: they could try to assassinate Dooku as a last resort to end the violence of the Clone Wars, compromising their ideals in the process, or continue being responsible for the deaths and suffering of millions by continuing to conduct the war as they had been doing since the beginning.
- National Weapon: Jedi train with lightsabers from a young age, and creation of the first lightsaber is an important rite of passage for Jedi younglings. They also serve as an identifying feature; Anakin, who's lived his life up to that point outside the Republic, recognizes Qui-Gon as a Jedi from spotting his lightsaber.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Samurai Taoist Buddhist Space Police keepers of the peace IN SPACE!
- Not-So-Omniscient Council of Bickering: The Jedi Council is an ensemble of the most powerful, most knowledgeable and wisest beings in the Galaxy... yet they continue making very questionable decisions, such as:
- Dismissing Qui-Gon's warning about the return of the Sith, and not giving him reinforcements to protect Queen Amidala, when she decided to return to Naboo and solve the Trade Federation occupation herself. This ended up causing Qui-Gon's death at the hand of Darth Maul, and led to leaving the very emotional Anakin to be trained by the freshly knighted and unprepared Obi-Wan.
- Not realising that the Dark Lord of the Sith has been sitting right under their noses for decades, until he personally reveals it to one of them.
- Lying to the emotionally unstable Anakin about Obi-Wan's faked death, since they needed his reaction to be genuine.
- Abandoning one of their own, based upon circumstantial evidence that she committed treason, because the Senate put some pressure on them in the matter. What's worse was not even really apologizing after she was proven innocent, considering the whole ordeal just another trial.
- Doubting Yoda's sanity, and putting him under constant surveillance, when he claimed that he had contacted the dead, simply because they were that convinced it's impossible to maintain one's identity beyond death.
- Not Wearing Tights: The Jedi Order is filled with swordfighting people with superpowers from a variety of worlds that can control the fabric of reality to see the future, move objects with their minds, and perform incredible feats of acrobatics, but Jedi are treated more like knights, monks and generals than superheroes.
- One-Man Army: A single Jedi is all it takes to wipe out legions of battle droids.
- The Paladin: As a whole, they are an order of Lawful Good religious knights that stand For Great Justice. The Force itself can be considered the God of Good of Star Wars.
- Properly Paranoid: They are reluctant to train Anakin as a Jedi on account of him being too old to begin his training, and thus vulnerable to the Dark Side.
- Psychoactive Powers: A Jedi's lightsaber -– indeed, any lightsaber –- reacts to the wielder's emotional state. Having a focused or balanced mind creates a connection to the weapon which makes it lighter and easier to wield.
- The Purge: Order 66, after its completion the Jedi went from roughly 10,000 to threenote . While it's possible more survived, three is the only confirmed number in canon as of yet.
- Schrödinger's Canon: In Legends, the Order only instituted its famous policy of "no attachments" after a disastrous war started by a Jedi who fell to the Dark Side and became an extremely powerful and dangerous Sith Lord. Before this, it was perfectly acceptable for Jedi to have families and be in contact with their blood relatives.
- Seers/My Significance Sense Is Tingling: The Force often grants its users premonitions or even visions of the past, future or far away places. However, the Jedi's ability to do so is severly diminished during the time of the Clone Wars, due to the Dark Side clouding their senses.
- Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Their wariness to trust Anakin due to his closeness to The Dark Side is a major part of why he turns in the first place.
- The Spock: The Jedi ideal is to escape from emotion and passion to commune with the Force.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, Tholothian Adi Gallia and Zabrak Eeth Koth are switched out on the Council by two other Jedi of the same species, Stass Allie and Agen Kolar respectively. You'd have to pay extra close attention to notice, and the characters are so minor in the films it doesn't even change much of anything in the movies (though Gallia has the excuse of being killed off in The Clone Wars).
- Technical Pacifist: They regard themselves as "keepers of the peace" who try to defend life and only kill when necessary. Even when the order is almost defunct, they try to solve problems peacefully rather than rush into battle.
- Trade Your Passion for Glory: Yoda tells Luke that part of the reason the Jedi fell was that the Order had lost touch with their spiritual and peaceful ways, allowing themselves to become mired in political and material matters while acting as peacekeepers for the Republic.
- Vow of Celibacy: The Jedi frown on having strong attachments, and Anakin Skywalker is not able to continue his relationship with Padmé Amidala openly. Although Word of God is that prequel-era Jedi are allowed to have casual sex.
- Warrior Monk: They combine Western chivalry and swordsmanship with Eastern mysticism and acrobatics.
- What the Hell, Hero?: The Clone Wars often went out of its way to have various characters call the Order, particularly the Council, out for their dubious actions:
- In the Deception arc, they fake Obi-Wan's death so he could thwart Dooku's plan to kidnap Palpatine from within. When Anakin finds out that they deliberately lied to him so his reaction would sell Obi-Wan's death, he calls them out on it.
- Three instances just in the season 5 finale:
- Ventress delivers an indirect one through Anakin, by comparing how the Council abandoned and effectively betrayed Ahsoka to how Dooku did the same to her. Anakin is outright horrified when he realizes she's right.
- Barriss justifies her attack on the Order as a stand against the growing corruption of its principles, claiming that they've become the very menace they are supposed to be fighting. She's right, too, even if none of them realize why.
- While Ahsoka doesn't call them out on it directly after she's been cleared of the charges, her expression speaks volumes of her opinion when the same men praise her strength and resilience who have given her up to the Senate Court as a traitor not long before.
- Obi-Wan delivers another to the Council at the end of Dark Disciple for ordering Quinlan Vos, a fellow Jedi, to assassinate Dooku, claiming that everything that went wrong with the mission was because, no matter the intentions, such course of action is clearly of the Dark Side.
- We Have Become Complacent: By the start of the prequels it's been over a thousand years since the Sith were a visible threat, and the Council believes them to have been wiped out forever. This leads directly to their downfall, as even after they are forced to admit at the end of The Phantom Menace that the Darksider who killed Master Qui-Gon Jinn was a Sith, they fail to realize that the current Dark Lord is right in front of them as the Chancellor of the Republic until it's too late. Star Wars: Tarkin revealed that this was an inevitability: the Jedi Temple on Coruscant was built over an ancient Sith shrine, which corrupted their collective vision until by the Clone Wars they fail to notice the Sith conspiracy right under their noses.
- The surest sign of this complacency is in Attack Of The Clones when the Master of the Archives assumes the planet Kamino must not exist since she cannot find any records of it. Believing their database to be infallible. It takes a youngling to point out the obvious answer that the Archives must have been tampered with, which is exactly what Dooku did. The Order's blind faith and arrogance leaving them easy pray for Palpatine's manipulations.
- Yoda admitted all this to Luke. Acknowledging that the order had allowed itself to become mired in political matters during its time as guardians of the Republic. Losing touch with their true purpose of communing with the force, as well as allowing the public's opinion to sway their judgement. Refusing to announce their suspicions of the sith's return or take a more aggressive stance in their search for fear of causing a panic. Looking back Yoda says if he knew then what he did now he'd have done things much differently and made huge changes to the order.
- The Window or the Stairs: This is part of Jedi philosophy. The Dark Side is the quick and easy path to power, but it will exact a terrible price from you and everyone you care about in the long run. Unless you're okay with that.
See the Jedi Council page.
See the Jedi Masters page.
Jedi Temple Guards
Jedi Temple Guards
Voiced by: Stephen Stanton
- Badass Longrobe: They wear golden-brown robes with Jedi patterns on them to signify their loyalty to the order.
- Cool Mask: Their faces are hidden behind identity-concealing masks, the ultimate expression of emotional detachment required in service to a higher calling.
- Double Weapon: They carry imposing lightsaber pikes -— thick, double-bladed weapons that produced a rare and distinctive yellow blade.
- Fallen Hero: At least one of them, the Sentinel, fell to the Dark Side. He was one of the masked guards throughout The Clone Wars.
- Gate Guardian: Their duty is to guard the Jedi Temple.
- In the Hood: They usually keep their robes' hoods up to conceal their individual identities.
- Laser Blade: Their lightsaber pikes produce yellow blades, which were considered rare among Jedi of the time. The blades are shorter than normal double-bladed lightsabers. Word of God is that these lightsabers are passed down from generation to generation and aren't actually forged on each individual members' own accord.
- Light Is Good: They wear golden-brown robes, wield yellow-bladed lightsaber pikes, and are loyal to the Jedi Order.
- Secret Test of Character: Visions of them gave one to Kanan when he sought guidance to fight the Inquisitors. At the end of it, one of them unmasked himself. It was the vision of the former self of the Grand Inquisitor, back before he fell to the Dark Side.
- The Stoic: There seems to be a heavy emphasis on no attachments for them, much more than the rest of the Jedi Order. They are masked so that people don't identify with them, and their lightsabers aren't even their own, instead having been passed down from the previous generation of Temple Guards.
- Undying Loyalty: To the Jedi Order.
Master Cin Drallig
See his entry on the Jedi Masters page.
"The Sentinel"/The Grand Inquisitor
See his entry on the Inquisitorius page.
Portrayed by: Zuraya Hamilton
Appears in: Darth Maul | Attack of the ClonesA human female Jedi that served the Jedi Order before the Clone Wars. Qiyn and her apprentice were among the Jedi sent to the Battle of Geonosis at the beginning of the Clone Wars.
"Careful, my young Padawan. The shadows hold great rage... constrained, but so deep it might swallow you whole."
- Being Watched: She and her apprentice sense a dark presence watching them, this presence being Maul. Maul flees before the duo can investigate, causing Jace to believe they were just being paranoid.
- The Cameo: She and her Padawan show up in the first issue of Darth Maul to serve as examples of how the Jedi have been lulled into a false sense of security and are misled into believing signs of things not being what they seem as nothing.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: We never see her again after the Battle of Geonosis. Back in Legends, it was stated that she was likely one of the casualties.
- The Voiceless: Does not speak during his brief appearance.
Species: Mon Calamari
Voiced by: Tom Kenny
Appears in: The Clone WarsKit Fisto's former Padawan, Nahdar was a Mon Calamari Jedi Knight. The Clone Wars have taken a toll on him, with Nahdar becoming very aggressive and driven by revenge.
"But in this war, strength prevails. The rules have changed."
- A Father to His Men: Cares greatly for the clones under his command, and is very upset when they're killed.
- The Apprentice: Before the Clone Wars, he was Kit Fisto's Padawan, but his master became too busy with the war to finish his training and be there to watch Nahdar become a Jedi Knight.
- Blue Is Heroic: His lightsaber color is blue.
- Character Death: He is killed by General Grievous, who uses one of his extra arms to pull out a blaster and shoot Nahdar while their lightsabers were locked together.
- Don't Make Me Destroy You: He says this to Grievous. It doesn't turn out they way he thought it would.
- Fish People: He's a Mon Calamari.
- Hot-Blooded: Which proves to be his Fatal Flaw when he impulsively goes up against Grievous.
- Mauve Shirt: Gets just enough time to establish himself as sympathetic before Grievous offs him.
- Mind over Matter: He uses telekinesis a lot while fighting, and also uses it to clear out the fog surrounding Grievous' lair to reveal the entrance. Kit calls him out on the fact that he continued to use the Force to abuse the remains of several battle droids they just killed.Kit: I didn't forget to teach you restraint, did I, my old Padawan?
Nahdar: I'm sorry, Master. I got carried away.
- Never Bring a Knife to a Gun Fight: When dueling Grievous, the general Blade Locks his lightsaber, then shoots him with a blaster held in one of his other hands.
- Revenge: Wants this for all those killed by Grievous. Unfortunately, it blinds him to the fact he is not skilled enough to face Grievous by himself, and ends up getting him killed.
Appears in: Dark DiscipleA Mahran Jedi Knight and friend of Jedi Master Quinlan Vos.
- Blue Is Heroic: His lightsaber is blue.
- Character Death: Vos kills him as Desh lies dying from using his stinger. Desh's last thoughts are wondering if Vos' was killing him as a mercy to spare him from a painful death or a cruelty by having his last sight be his best friend killing him.
- Deadpan Snarker: One of the reasons he gets along so well with Vos is because they have the same snarky and playful sense of humor.
- Doomed Homeworld: Mahranee is attacked by the Separatists late in the Clone Wars, with Count Dooku ordering the refugee fleet that escaped the planet to be destroyed and all the remaining Mahran on the world to be shot on sight. Desh is devastated by the fate of his homeworld and death of much of his species, but knows there is very little he can do about the situation.
- Heroic Sacrifice: After Vos falls to the Dark Side and attempts to escape custody along with Dooku, Desh, having been disarmed of his lightsaber, attempts to kill him using his stinger, which will kill both him and whoever he injects. Unfortunately, Vos uses the Force to make him hit fellow Jedi Knight Kav Bayons instead.
- In-Series Nickname: Called Desh by Vos and several other characters.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Mahran are small and thin, but with the Force and Jedi training Desh is perfectly capable of beating a Gamorrean in hand-to-hand combat.
Dr. Rig Nema
Voiced by: Catherine Taber
- All There in the Script: While never seen in the show, her concept art reveals that she wields a green-bladed lightsaber.
- The Medic: She is a trained doctor and skilled in the Force, and the Council thinks highly enough of her skills to turn to her to find out if anything is wrong with Yoda.
- Ms. Fanservice: Mild example. If anything, her outfit of choice is pretty revealing for a doctor.
- Nice Hat: Wears an elaborate headdress that frames her head. It is unknown if it is covering up hair or some bizarre alien physiology.
- Yellow-Skinned Space Babe: She looks like a human, except for her yellow skin and golden eyes.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Alongside a Nikto Jedi, she was utterly crushed in her duel with Darth Maul and Savage.
- In the Back: Darth Maul stabs her through the back with his lightsaber when she disengages from him and tries to stop Savage from killing the Nikto Jedi she was fighting alongside.
- Laser Blade: Wields a blue-bladed lightsaber.
- Recurring Extra: She appeared in the background of two episodes before being briefly featured as one of the Jedi killed by Darth Maul and Savage.
- Red Shirt: Her only major role is to help add to Darth Maul and Savage's Jedi kill count.
- The Voiceless: She has no lines in any of her appearances.
Portrayed by: ???
- Adaptational Heroism: In the Legends continuity, he fell to the Dark Side very early in the war and became Count Dooku's leading disciple. Here, he remained a loyal Jedi who survived at least into the third year of the war.
- Recurring Extra: Appears as a background character several times in The Clone Wars, with his identity confirmed in concept art posted in the episode guides.
See his separate page.
Jedi Apprentices and Younglings
See her separate page.
See her entry on the Fallen Jedi page.
Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker
- Alien Hair: His tentacles.
- Big "NO!": As Savage killed his master, Halsey.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Savage killed him in one move.
- Fish People: Nautolans are an aquatic species.
- Laser Blade: Wields a blue-bladed lightsaber.
- Reused Character Design: Knox's body re-uses Bolla Ropal's geometry, but with newly textured finishes.
- Rubber-Forehead Alien: He's a Nautolan like Kit Fisto.
- Sacrificial Lion: Savage's second Jedi victim.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Died within a few minutes of being introduced.
Voiced by: Gwendoline Yeo
Appears in: The Clone WarsKalifa is the eldest of three Jedi Younglings who had been kidnapped by Trandoshan sport hunters sometime preceding or during the Clone Wars. By the time the similarly captured Ahsoka arrived on the island they were held, the three of them were losing hope, as their strength was enough only to hide and try to avoid being shot down for as long as possible.
"We are not saviors here. Here, we are survivors."
- Almighty Janitor: Kalifa, technically a youngling, was able to lift and strangle a Trandoshan using the Force. Could be handwaved with the extremely hard fight to survive on the Trandoshan hunting island, which required her to develop faster than usual.
- In the Back: Garnac shot Kalifa in the back after his son died trying to kill her and Ahsoka.
- I Will Only Slow You Down: Kalifa, knowing that she was dying, asks Ahsoka to save herself because she wants Ahsoka to take care of the others.
- Last Request: Kalifa asked Ahsoka to take care of Jinx and O-Mer before dying from the wound caused by Garnac's blaster rifle.
- The Leader: Kalifa was a Type II, calm, level-headed leader. After Ahsoka arrived, she slowly took over the position.
- Power Trio: With O-Mer and Jinx.
- Sacrificial Lion: Kalifa's death served to show that not even children are safe on the Trandoshan hunting island.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: Surviving on Wasskah clearly had an effect on all of them, but Kalifa shows it the worst, losing her temper with Ahsoka when recalling the previous Padawans who had been killed, and hatefully attacking a Trandoshan hunter.
- Token Human: Out of the remaining younglings on Wasskah, Kalifa is the only human.
- Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: Kalifa Force-chokes a Trandoshan with an expression of intense hatred on her face.
- The World's Expert on Getting Killed: Kalifa's been held on the hunting island for the longest time, and has outlived Padawan learners, despite only being a youngling herself. She also told the older and better-trained Ahsoka to her face that she had experience in surviving the hunt. Naturally she's killed soon after Ahsoka's arrival. Subverted, however, in that she was an expert in avoiding the Trandoshans as much as possible, and she died when they were ambushed while scouting after the Trandoshans' base.
Voiced by: Sunil Malhotra
- Almighty Janitor: Jinx can use Jedi Mind Trick, despite being a youngling who had been kidnapped before he was even made a Padawan (granted it took some help from Chewbacca to work). Could be handwaved with the extremely hard fight to survive on the Trandoshan hunting island, which required him and the others to develop faster than usual.
- Deadpan Snarker: Jinx can be very sarcastic at times:Ahsoka: [Chewbacca] says his homeworld is very close.
Jinx: That's great, but it might as well be Coruscant as far as I'm concerned. We have no ship.
Ahsoka: [translating Chewie's angry growling] He thinks he can contact his home planet, if we find a way to transmit a signal.
Jinx: Right, and how would we do that? Send smoke signals?
- The Lancer: He was acting as this to both Kalifa and Ahsoka.
- Power Trio: With Kalifa and O-Mer.
- Rubber-Forehead Aliens: Jinx is a Twi'lek.
Voiced by: Cam Clarke
The Gathering Younglings
Byph, Ganodi, Gungi, Katooni, Petro, and Zatt
Species: Ithorian (Byph), Rodian (Ganodi), Wookiee (Gungi), Tholothian (Katooni), Human (Petro), Nautolan (Zatt)
Homeworld: Corellia (Petro)
Voiced by: Olivia Hack (Katooni), Jeff Fischer (Petro), Greg Cipes (Zatt), Georgina Cordova (Ganodi), Dee Bradley Baker (Byph)
Appear in: The Clone WarsThe top students of their class, this group of younglings were introduced when they participated the Gathering, a Rite of Passage, during which they harvested their own lightsaber crystals. During the rite, they had to face, and overcome their shortcomings and weaknesses. Afterwards they learnt how to built their first lightsabers from Professor Huyang. Their training in the Temple is apparently overseen by Tera Sinube.
- An Aesop: All the kids have to learn one to get their lightsaber crystals.
- Ambiguously Brown: Petro.
- Badass Adorable: They become this during the course of their training.
- Bilingual Dialogue: Gungi and Byph are physiologically incapable of speaking Galactic Basic, but they're perfectly capable of understanding it. So they use their own language to talk to the others (and each other), who are also capable of understanding them.
- The Cameo: They were seen practicing lightsaber-wielding with Tera Sinube in "The Wrong Jedi" during Anakin's duel with Barriss.
- Chekhov's Classroom/Chekhov's Skill: The younglings were shown practicing acrobatic moves in a flashback at the beginning of "The Gathering". In "Bound for Rescue", they use these moves to con their way into a travelling circus, allowing them to sneak into Hondo's base and rescue Ahsoka.
- Children Are Innocent: Exceptionally so. They are so innocent, in fact, that the episodes they appear in are among the most lighthearted ones in the series.
- Conscience Makes You Go Back:
- Petro's decision to come to Katooni's rescue rather than continue trying to find his own crystal.
- Katooni pulls one on Hondo in "A Necessary Bond", convincing him to go back and rescue Ahsoka and the other younglings from Grievous. He does, even though he has nothing to gain from it.
- Cool Mask: They all get one as part of their circus disguises in "Bound for Rescue".
- Cool Sword: All of them, obviously, but Gungi stands out by making a saber with a wood casing whereas the rest make regular ones.
- Cowardly Lion: Byph in "The Gathering". He's completely grown out of it as of "Bound for Rescue".
- Cute Little Fangs: Gungi is a Rare Male Example.
- Determinator: Katooni, who scaled a cliff face to get to her lightsaber crystal.
- Does Not Like Shoes:
- Gungi, due to being a Wookiee.
- In addition, Zatt and Byph are barefoot when outside of their cold weather gear.
- Face Your Fears: Byph had to do this to get his crystal.
- Fish People: Zatt, who's a Nautolan like Kit Fisto.
- Generation Xerox: Petro seems very similar to Anakin in a few ways.
- Hero-Worshipper: Petro has a few moments of this:
- While building his lightsaber, he exclaimed that he'll challenge Obi-Wan to a duel with it. Later when Obi-Wan answered their distress call, he went "The General Kenobi?"
- After watching Ahsoka taking on Hondo and his pirates, he exclaimed to Zatt and Ganodi, who weren't present, that they should have seen her while wildy imitating lightsaber swinging. Later, when the younglings watched Ahsoka dueling Grievous he clenched his fists and took a typical jittering pose.
- Human Alien: Katooni, who's a Tholothian just like Adi Gallia.
- Humanoid Aliens: Ganodi and Gungi both have the basic body structure of a human, but as a Wookiee and a Rodian, they are significantly different from Rubber-Forehead Aliens, Human Aliens, and humans.
- I Surrender, Suckers: Petro lets the pirates take his lightsaber away from him. This is because he assembled it incorrectly and it will explode if activated for more than a second, which he goads the pirates into doing.
- Indy Ploy: Petro spends most of "Bound for Rescue" doing line-of-sight planning, which works out rather well.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Petro.
- Just a Machine: Ganodi's initial thoughts on Huyang.
- Laser Blade: Their quest to build theirs forms the impetus of the plot for their arc.
- Leeroy Jenkins: Petro.
- Morality Pet: Is it too early to say Katooni is one for Hondo?
- Needle in a Stack of Needles: Ganodi winds up in a cave full of crystals and has to trust the Force to find the right one.
- Nice Hat: Katooni's is another Tholothian headdress.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Petro talked his friends into launching a counterattack, despite Ahsoka directly forbidding it, which ultimately achived nothing, except necessiating Ahsoka to put herself in risk, which resulted in her capture.
- Odd Friendship: As of the end of "A Necessary Bond", there are hints that Katooni is beginning to form one with Hondo. Could also count as an Intergenerational Friendship.
- Only Sane Girl: Katooni is usually the voice of reason.
- Out of Focus: Ganodi got the least screentime and character development of the six younglings, not even joining the rescue party.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: What they've all become as of "A Necessary Bond".
- Rubber-Forehead Aliens: Zatt is Nautolan like Kit Fisto.
- Run or Die: When cornered by Grievous, Ahsoka and the younglings prepared to fight, but in the last second Hondo and Katooni arrived with the Slave-I to extract them. Ahsoka instructed the younglings to run, while she held up Grievous. Once the younglings were safe, Ahsoka too abandoned the fight, knowing that she had no chance of winning.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Petro thinks he can beat Obi-Wan and kill Grevious upon building his lightsaber. Yeah, sure thing, kiddo.
- The So-Called Coward: Byph has to overcome his timid personality in his first episode. In the second, he willingly risks being shot by acting as bait to lure the bad guys into a trap.
- Too Many Mouths: As an Ithorian, Byph has two of them. Downplayed in that it isn't played for horror, and the mouths are on the sides of his head.
- The Unintelligible: Byph and Gungi.
Portrayed by: Jett Lucas
- Ascended Extra: In Attack of the Clones, he was the youngling who answered Yoda's question on what happened to the information on Kamino. In Revenge of the Sith, he is the young Jedi who fought off a few troopers only to get shot down in front of Bail Organa, in a very shocking moment.
- Blue Is Heroic: His lightsaber blade is blue.
- Character Death: He is killed by clone troopers of the 501st when Order 66 was issued.
- Creator Cameo: He's played by George Lucas' son Jett.
- Infant Immortality: Averted, and unlike some of the younger students, he is shown being killed on-screen.
Appears in: Darth MaulA young female Padawan. Prior to the Invasion of Naboo, Eldra was captured by the Xrexus Cartel's boss, Xev Xrexus. The apprentice of Darth Sidious, Darth Maul, learned of Eldra's capture and searched for the Padawan before she could be auctioned off, wanting to test his abilities against her.
- Action Girl: Maul notes she'll be a Worthy Opponent. Keep in mind this is not too long before Maul fought and killed Qui-Gon, a Jedi Master, and Eldra is still a Padawan.
- Badass in Distress: Maul notes that she's old enough and skilled enough to be promoted to Jedi Knight, and she handles herself quite fine when she gets captured.
- Damsel in Distress: She's been captured by a crime syndicate that wants to auction her off to the highest bidder, and unbeknownst to (barely) anyone, Maul is on the hunt for her. Considering Eldra learns about Maul and the Jedi can't learn about him until later, this might not be a sign of good things to come for the young Padawan.
- Foregone Conclusion: Because the Jedi Order can't know that the Sith are still alive in the form of Sidious and Maul until The Phantom Menace, something must've happened to her to prevent them from knowing sooner. Given that Maul wants to fight her to the death... she dies, of course.
- Get It Over With: Tells Maul point-blank that if he's gonna kill her while she's helpless then get it done, and if he's not, give her a lightsaber so she can fight for her life. Maul notes that she has no fear before they duel and that she's resigned herself to either her death or Maul's.
- Harmful to Minors: Considering she's a young Twi'lek girl, things really don't sound good for her. She at least escapes the custody of the cartel, but that ends up leading her into a meeting with Maul. Though unlike many other Jedi Padawans that have been abducted, she can take care of herself quite fine.
- Hidden Depths: Maul senses that she has anger in her heart, something that would've made her susceptible to the dark side. He laments to himself that had circumstances been different, she could've been an ally, but he's already committed to killing her once things are said and done, so he can't go back on this choice.
- I Gave My Word: She offers to help Maul fight off the syndicates if he removes her cuffs and gives back her lightsaber. He complies, and instead of running off or stabbing him in the back, she stays and fights the criminals off.
- Laser Blade: A blue one, which goes well with her blue skin and eyes.
- Trash Talk: Trades a few barbs with Maul right before they start.
Khaat Qiyn's unnamed apprentice
Portrayed by: Jason Baird
- Being Watched: He and his master sense a dark presence watching them, this presence being Maul. Maul flees before the duo can investigate, causing Jace to believe they were just being paranoid.
- The Cameo: He and Qiyn show up in the first issue of Darth Maul to serve as examples of how the Jedi have been lulled into a false sense of security and are misled into believing signs of things not being what they seem as nothing.
- Prematurely Grey-Haired: In his picture, he's only in his early twenties at the latest, but just look at his hair.
- Schrödinger's Canon: His name is presumably Bairdon Jace, like it was in Legends.
Portrayed by: Mousy McCallum
Appears in: Revenge of the SithA female Padawan killed by Darth Vader when he and the 501st marched to the Jedi Temple on Coruscant during Order 66.
- Creator Cameo: She is played by the daughter of Rick McCallum, who was a producer of the Prequel Trilogy movies.
- Force-Choke: Vader casually kills her using this while fighting Whie and Cin Drallig.
- Red Shirt: Exists solely to be killed by Vader, showing off how powerful he is with the Dark Side by choking her to death with the Force while not even looking at her as he duels one of the best swordsmen in the Jedi Order.
Portrayed by: Coinneach Alexander
Appears in: Revenge of the SithA male Human Padawan killed by Darth Vader when he and the 501st marched to the Jedi Temple on Coruscant during Order 66.
- Character Death: She is broken after some buzz droids ripped off her head during the Battle of Coruscant.
- Non-Human Sidekick: To Obi-Wan, particularly during the events of Attack of the Clones while assisting him in investigating Kamino and tracking Jango Fett.
- Off with Her Head!: Her dome is ripped off by buzz droids.
- Satellite Character: To Obi-Wan, never receiving as much focus or attention as R2-D2.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Obi-Wan does not really react much to her destruction in Revenge of the Sith despite her having served him for years.
Voiced by: David Tennant
Appears in: The Clone WarsAn ancient lightsaber-architect droid, who has been serving the Jedi Order for well over a millennia, claiming to have taught many generations of Jedi younglings to built their first lightsabers.
"You must trust that the components that form your lightsaber are meant to be together; there is no other way. It is the Force that binds them."
- An Arm and a Leg: Has both primary arms shot off by one of Hondo's pirates, but it's more of an inconvenience than anything. He gets them reattached at the end of "A Necessary Bond".
- Badass Boast:
- Gives one to Ganodi when she questions the ability of a droid to teach them about lightsaber construction.Huyang: Many years I have been on this ship teaching many a Jedi before you, and I will continue teaching many a Jedi after you. Call me what you want, but inside my memory banks I contain a record of every lightsaber ever made, and the Jedi who fashioned it.
- And another, when one of Hondo's pirates shot off his head:Huyang: How dare you?! I've lived a thousand years on this ship and never lost a fight. I'm not about to start today!
- Gives one to Ganodi when she questions the ability of a droid to teach them about lightsaber construction.
- Badass Bookworm: Has an extensive knowledge of lightsabers and how they are built.
- Badass Teacher: He not only teaches younglings about building their lightsabers, he also defends them from pirates.
- Deadpan Snarker: One would imagine it comes from having to deal with Jedi children.
- Expy: What if Ollivander was C-3P0?
- Gentleman Snarker: Huyang has the demeanor of a gentlemanly English professor, but he isn't averse to a bit of snarking at his students.
- Lampshade Hanging: When meeting Gungi, he points out that Force-sensitive Wookiees are exceptionally rare. The Expanded Universe has a grand total of three, due to a mandate forbidding any additional Wookiee Jedi.
- Losing Your Head: Has his head blown off by space pirates. He finds this highly annoying.
- Multi-Armed Multitasking: His backpack unfolds into an extra pair of arms, which he uses in his work.
- Off with His Head!: His head gets separated from his body, but remains operational. He can even control his body remotely. His head is re-attached in "A Necessary Bond".
- The Professor: But of course.
- Quintessential British Gentleman: A mechanical version of the trope: He has a High-Class Glass, speaks in a British accent, is polite and soft-spoken to all, and has a metallic mustache on his face.
- Ridiculously Human Robot: Judging by the boast mentioned above, he's rather proud of himself, and doesn't take perceived insults to his task well.
- Strange-Syntax Speaker: At times, he uses the same backwards syntax as Master Yoda, likely as a way to illustrate how old he is.
- Time Abyss: He claims to have taught many generations of Jedi Younglings how to build their lightsabers. He mentions that even Yoda had been one of them.
- Uncertain Doom: Considering that after Order 66 Jedi and anyone associated with them were hunted and killed by the Empire, things aren't looking so good for Huyang unless he somehow managed to go into hiding or found another method of avoiding persecution.
- Who Needs Their Whole Body?: He has his head and arms blown off, but his body still manages to kick the ass of some of Hondo's pirates.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He opens a airlock on the Renown while it is in hyperspace to suck a group of buzz droids out of the ship to save the rest of D-Squad, but was sucked out into space with them. The remaining members of the squad realize that they need to pull themselves together so that they can save the Republic conference that the Separatists want to ambush and so that Beezee's sacrifice won't be in vain.
- Mind Rape: It is glossed over, but M5-BZ essentially undergoes a lobotomy when Dr. Gubacher removes several of his memory data cores to make room for Colonel Gascon to ride in his dome. Gubacher even notes before the procedure that it is a good thing Beezee will have no memory of the experience, implying that is a pretty horrendous process for a droid to experience.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: The Jedi do not raise any protest over Beezee's memory being erased, while they would have outraged had the same thing been done to a flesh-and-blood sentient being.
Model: R2-series astromech droid
- Distaff Counterpart: To R2-D2, being the same model as him and a similar personality, except with feminine programing.
- Expy: Of Promoted Fan-built Droid R2-KT, who had already appeared in "Storm Over Ryloth", as the showrunners wanted to avoid the confusion of two units called R2.
- Magnetism Manipulation: Doctor Gubacher upgrades her with a very powerful magnet that pops out of her dome for D-Squad's mission.
- Pink Means Feminine: She has a feminine personality program, so naturally she's painted pink.
- Interestingly enough R4, who is of the same make as QT and R2, is also programmed as a female but red instead of pink.
- Punny Name: "Cutie Katie", anyone?
- Shock and Awe: Like R2-D2, she can shoot jolts of electricity out that can disable battle droids.
Model: Crime scene analyzer droid
Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker
Appears in: The Clone WarsA droid that works for the Jedi Order as a crime scene analyzer. He participated in the investigation of the bombing of the Jedi Temple hangar.
"I am Russo-ISC, crime scene analyzer for the Jedi."
Model: Jedi training droid
Appears in: Dark Lord of the SithA Jedi training droid stationed at the Jedi outpost on the river moon of Al'doleem. By the time of Order 66, the only Jedi left to accompany on the outpost was Jedi Master Kirak Infil'a, who had taken the Barash vow.
"I have spent time with many Jedi here, over the years, and I would like to believe I have absorbed some small piece of their wisdom."
See his entry on the Mandalorians page under Historical Figures.
See his entry on the Other Force-users and Beings page.
Rur's unnamed opponent
Appears in: Doctor AphranoteThe leader of an assault against Rur and his followers of the Ordu Aspectu in the Fortress of Garn. This attack ultimately failed, with her and the fate of other Jedi participating in the attack being unknown.
"Your heresy is over."
- Ambiguous Situation: In Aphra Senior's version, the flashback shows the Ordu Aspectu fighting off red-bladed opponents who are said to be the main Jedi Order. In Aphra's cynical version, Rur was even more of a loco and Rur's unnamed opponent was clearly a good guy. We don't even know if she exists at all in the true story.
- Blind Weaponmaster: In Aphra Senior's version, she has a visor over her eyes, rather reminiscent of the Miraluka species from Legends.
- We Used to Be Friends: In Aphra's version, she was friends with Rur before he turned.
- What the Hell, Hero?: She gives Rur this in both versions. Rur stubbornly believes that the Jedi are supposed to be looking for immortality. In Aphra Senior's version, she once again tells him that the Jedi do many other things alongside seeking immortality, and in Aphra's version, she asks how he can fall to such a low level, but apparently like the many other times he was told this, Rur refuses to listen.
- You Gotta Have Purple Hair: Her hair is a lavender color in Aphra's version.